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JESS C. ANTHONY

Jess C. Anthony, 86, a long-time Sunnyside resident, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Life Care Center in Auburn.

He was born Aug. 21, 1919 in Le Roy, Kan., the son of Dewey and Anna (McKusker) Anthony. After graduation from high school in 1937, he moved to Sunnyside. On October of 1940 he married Lorraine Yates in Sunnyside. Following their marriage they made their home in Sunnyside. Jess served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Philippines from 1944 to 1945. Following his military service, Jess returned to Sunnyside and was employed at the Carnation Plant for 40 years, retiring in 1981. His wife, Lorraine, died in 1976. In 1985 Jess married Rosalie Roten in Seattle. Following their marriage they made their home in Seattle, and later in the Maple Valley, where Jess resided until the time of his death.

Family activities were the primary focus of his life. He enjoyed RV traveling and watching Mariners baseball and other sports.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Anthony of Maple Valley; daughters, Joanne Carney of Everett and Mary Morales and husband, Lou, of Prosser; a daughter-in-law, Denise Anthony of Anchorage, Alaska; six grandchildren, David Carney and Diane Carney of Seattle, Anthony Morales of Las Vegas, Nev., Jill Morales of Kirkland, Jacson Anthony and Jeremy Anthony, both of Anchorage, Alaska; two great-grandchildren, Jayne and Jenna Anthony, both of Anchorage; one brother, Lee Anthony of Kansas; and a sister, Mildred Lowrimore of Texas. Jess is also survived by extended family, stepson, Jim Roten and wife, Patricia, of Federal Way; stepdaughter-in-law, Le Sanchez and husband, George, of Maple Valley; seven stepgrandchildren, 10 stepgreat-grandchildren, and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Jess was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Anthony; one son, Jack Anthony, in 2003; a brother, Dale Anthony; two stepsons; and one stepgrandchild.

Memorial funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 1:30 p.m., at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Care Center of Auburn, in care of Smith Funeral Home, 528 S. 8

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Street, Sunnyside, WA, 98944.

MARIA REYNA FIGUEROA

Maria Reyna Figueroa, 45, of Sunnyside passed away to our God Lord Monday, July 17, 2006.

She was born May 22, 1961 in Guanajuato, Mexico. She lived in Grandview most of her life.

She is survived by her mother, Mercedes Arredondo of Mexico; her only daughter, Brenda Figueroa; two brothers, Ramon Figueroa of California and Jesus Figueroa of Colorado; three sisters, Evelia Figueroa, Norma Figueroa and Patricia Figueroa, all of Mexico; cousins, Antonio Ledesma, and Joel Ledesma, both of Grandview; numerous nieces and nephews;

and aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ramon Figueroa.

Maria was known to be a very giving and caring person and will be dearly missed by family, friends, church members, and co-workers. We will all hold wonderful memories of her and will forever be in our hearts. We love you and may you reside in the house of the Lord.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 21, 2006, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 22, 2006, from 8 to 9 a.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 21, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

DANA LAURA ARÉVALO-HADDOX

Our dear, beautiful, sweet Dana slipped away into the loving arms of our Lord, Sunday, July 16, 2006, after a courageous battle with leukemia. She will be greatly missed by all.

Dana was born Feb. 23, 1970 to her loving and doting parents, Israel and Esmeralda Arévalo. She graduated from Grandview High School in 1988, and went on to complete her BA from Washington State University. She married her dear friend and soulmate, Michael Haddox. They were blessed with two children, Alessaundra Danae Haddox (Alli) and Logan Michael Haddox.

Dana’s family was her life, and, through them, she found strength. She lived each day to fulfill the special needs of her precious children. Throughout her illness, her strongest desire was to be with them. Dana met the daily challenges of her illness bravely and courageously. She desperately wanted to get better, in order to come home to her kids.

She and Mike were in the midst of fulfilling their dream…creating the Winemakers’ Loft in Prosser. A project they worked together to build and design, and one, which in its final completion, will be a tribute to her.

Her deep faith sustained her through the most difficult parts of her journey. She was loving and kind, and always concerned for others, even when she herself was in pain. She knew God had a greater plan for her, and her message for all of us is that we live each day to the fullest and love one another.

She is survived and will be missed by her family, her loving and ever-devoted parents, Israel and Esmeralda Arévalo of Grandview; her adoring brothers and their families, Lolo and Marita Arévalo of Kent and Michael and Michelle Arévalo of Eagle, Idaho; her beautiful children, Alli and Logan; her devoted husband, Mike, all of Grandview; her grandmother, Irene Arévalo; niece, Marlow Arévalo of Eagle, Idaho; and nieces, Hannah and Ella Haddox of Pasco. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, many of whom considered her a sister; her mother-in-law, Valli Ross; brother-in-law and sister-in-law P.J. and Amy Haddox, all of Pasco; and her father-in-law, Glenn Haddox.

She was preceded in death by her grandpa, Dolores (Lolo) Arévalo; her grandma, Matilda Aguilar; her grandfather, Max Aguilar Sr.; and aunt, Olivia DelaGarza.

She was our sweet Danita, her parents’ “Precious,” and our hearts will forever feel her loss. We will miss her unique laughter, her warm smile, her gentle, reassuring voice. We are consoled in knowing that her pain is gone, and she is experiencing the joy and peace of heaven.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Friday, July 21, 2006, at 6 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview. Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Grandview.

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